The above transcription of expressive is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.
expressive is pronounced in three syllables
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An example use of expressive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… to be expressive so you you know crash …”
meanings of expressive
Any word or phrase that expresses (that the speaker, writer, or signer has) a certain attitude toward or information about the referent.
A word or phrase, belonging to a distinct word class or having distinct morphosyntactic properties, with semantic symbolism (for example, an onomatopoeia), variously considered either a synonym, a hypernym or a hyponym of ideophone.